3Simon Helberg On Parenting
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In an interview with People Magazine, Simon Helberg touched on what it means to play a Dad onscreen and off. He explained that he’s definitely going to channel personal experiences when it comes to being Halley’s father. He also admitted he doesn’t exactly think Howard will do a great job.
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Simon admitted that despite his experience as a father, he has no input over how Howard will react to being a parent. It’s all in the writer’s hands, and they get to decide how the young scientist will fare as a dad.
Simon has two daughters of his own with wife Jocelyn Towne. The star admitted that he understands Howard’s journey. He said, “You bring everything you have in your arsenal to every character, so it’s helpful to have experience as a dad.
He also doesn’t think Howard will be a great father to Halley right away. He explained, “I’m sure the writers are gonna make him a pretty clumsy, inept father, which … sometimes it starts that way, so that I can also relate to.”
However, he does think inevitably he will learn and embrace the role. He said, “There’s a nice learning curve, so hopefully he’ll grow up a bit.”